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Dhofar 1427
Basic information Name: Dhofar 1427
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Dho 1427
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Oman
Mass:help 12.9 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 499 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
Comments: Approved 1 Sep 2006
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Writeup from MB 92:

Dhofar 1427                   19°6.771' N, 54°49.126' E

Qitbit, Dhofar, Oman

Found 17 January 2001

Achondrite (Ureilite)

History:  A meteorite was found by an anonymous finder in the desert of Oman about 34 km ESE of Qitbit on January 17th, 2001.

Physical characteristics:  The meteorite is a single dark brown stone of 12.92 g with a magnetical susceptibility of log χ = 4.57x10-9 m3/kg. 

Petrography:  (Bartoschewitz, Bart) Coarse-grained texture with triple junctions and curved grain boundaries formed by large (1-2 mm) elongated recrystallized olivines and minor pyroxenes (<1 mm). Grain boundaries are outlined by dark carbonaceous matrix material with finely dispersed metal.

Mineral composition and geochemistry:  (Bartoschewitz, Bart and P. Appel, B. Mader, Kiel) Olivines (Fo74.2-79.8, CaO = 0.34, and Cr2O3= 0.64 (all in wt. %), Fe/Mn = 51) and pyroxenes, Fs13.0-21.6Wo1.4-9.1, Cr2O3 = 0.97 (in wt.%).

Classification:  Achondrite (ureilite) with mosaicized typical texture.

Type specimens: A total of 2.6 g of sample is on deposit at Kiel. A 1.7 g slice and one thin section are on deposit at Bart. The anonymous finder holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 6
  Line 7:
State/Prov/County:Qitbit, Dhofar, Oman
Date:17-Jan-2001
Latitude:19°6.771'N
Longitude:54°49.126'E
Mass (g):12.92
Pieces:1
Class:Ure
Type spec mass (g):2.6
Institutions
   and collections
Kiel: Geologisches und Mineralogisches Museum, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Ludewig-Mayn-Str. 10, D-24118 Kiel, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 13 Sep 2013)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Lehmweg 53, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 4 Aug 2013)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)
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Geography:

Oman
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (19° 6' 46"N, 54° 49' 8"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2118 approved meteorites from Zufar, Oman (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 3942 approved meteorites from Oman (plus 371 unapproved names)
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